digital terrestrial television (dtt)

  1. Jan

    Vodacom, MTN, Rain comment on digital dividend spectrum becoming available

    South Africa's analogue TV switch-off — Vodacom, MTN, Rain weigh in Sentech has officially switched off all terrestrial analogue television transmissions above 694MHz, and Vodacom, MTN, and Rain are ready to take advantage of the newly-freed spectrum. MyBroadband asked South Africa's major...
  2. Jan

    Minister reveals what digital TV set-top box installers are paid

    South Africa's digital migration — how much set-top box installers are paid The South African government is paying appointed VAT-registered digital TV set-top box installers R450 per installation, while non-VAT-registered installers get R390. In his response to parliamentary questions from...
  3. Jan

    Gungubele announces 31 July 2023 and 31 December 2024 analogue TV switch-off dates

    South Africa announces switch-off date for analogue TV — 13 years late Communications minister Mondli Gungubele has announced that South Africa will finally switch off analogue TV broadcasts on 31 December 2024. He also announced an intermediate deadline of 31 July 2023, where all analogue TV...
  4. Jan

    Analogue TV switch-off delayed again for "consultations" - all the missed deadlines in one handy table

    South Africa's digital TV failure — 12 missed deadlines and almost 12 years late South Africa recently missed its 12th deadline for the switch-off of terrestrial analogue TV broadcasting signals that will mark the completion of the country's migration to vastly superior digital transmissions...
  5. Jan

    Minister announces proposed analogue TV switch-off date, says network quality deteriorating

    Goodbye analogue TV — Hello 4G and 5G The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) has proposed 31 March 2023 as the switch-off date for analogue broadcast signals in South Africa. During a media briefing on the progress of the broadcast digital migration programme...
  6. Jan

    Minister gives update on South Africa's digital TV migration and analogue switch-off

    South Africa has 244,000 digital TV boxes to install — with registrations declining Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has revealed that set-top box (STB) registrations are declining, with an average of 15,288 per month between April and July 2022. Speaking at a media briefing...
  7. Jan

    Minister announces new analogue switch-off plan after ConCourt loss

    South Africa's new plan to switch off analogue TV and release mobile network capacity Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says a new date for South Africa's analogue switch-off will be announced after September 2022. The Constitutional Court declared the department's 30 June 2022...
  8. Jan

    South Africa's cellular operators ready to move out of Covid-19 lockdown spectrum

    Mobile operators on track to migrate out of emergency spectrum South African mobile operators are on track to migrate out of their emergency spectrum assignments and start using the frequencies they bought at auction in March. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa)...
  9. Jan

    Indoor digital TV antenna tested - it failed

    We tested indoor digital TV antennas and they failed to pick up a single channel MyBroadband bought two indoor television antennas to see if the more expensive "digital" antenna was worth the price difference but ended up not being able to watch anything with either antenna. South Africa's...
  10. Jan

    Minister promises analogue TV switch-off still set for 30 June

    South Africa's analogue TV switch-off on track for 30 June South Africa's last remaining analogue TV signals are ready to be switched off, and the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) is waiting for confirmation from the Constitutional Court for the final switch-off...
  11. Jan

    Zondo clears MultiChoice of state capture allegations

    MultiChoice cleared of state capture allegations in shady R553-million DStv-SABC deal The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has found no evidence to support allegations that MultiChoice behaved improperly when it negotiated a controversial R553-million channel carriage deal with...
  12. Jan

    Rain trialled businesses services and is ready to launch

    Rain ready to launch business products — but TV stations need to climb out of its spectrum Rain is trialling new products and packages for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). However, it can't launch until South African broadcasters switch off their analogue TV signals. "Rain will bring a...
  13. Jan

    SABC must submit plan for making money from digital TV - Minister

    SABC must explain how it's going to make money — besides TV licences Communications minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has given the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) until 30 June 2022 to explain how it plans on generating more revenue. She also said her department is working with...
  14. Jan

    Another year, another digital TV deadline missed

    Digital TV in South Africa nearly 11 years late South Africa's digital migration is nearly 11 years behind schedule, with the government missing its initial November 2011 deadline and our commitment to the International Telecommunications Union of 17 July 2015. Digital migration is the process...
  15. Jan

    SABC hiring inspectors to double-check Sentech's DTT STB installations

    SABC wants to inspect Sentech's digital decoder installations The SABC is appointing independent inspectors to double-check the number and quality of government-subsidised set-top-box installations around the country, The Sunday Times reports. The publication spotted the broadcaster's tender...
  16. Jan

    High court gives E-tv hollow victory in analogue TV switch-off case

    High Court rules to delay analogue TV switch-off The Pretoria High Court has ruled that South Africa must delay switching off old analogue TV broadcasts from 31 March to 30 June 2022. While technically a victory for E-tv owner eMedia against communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, it is...
  17. Jan

    Icasa buys time for spectrum fights to play out

    Full analogue TV switch-off delayed The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has effectively delayed the complete switch-off of analogue TV with the announcement of a “transition period”. Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has set the switch-off date for 31...
  18. Jan

    Minister vs broadcasters - Big fight brewing over analogue TV signals in South Africa

    SABC wants South Africa's analogue TV switch-off delayed — and the minister is having none of it The SABC wants to delay the digital migration process as the rollout of decoder-like digital set-top-boxes has been too slow. According to the SABC, it still supports the digital migration but...
  19. Jan

    South Africa's analogue TV switch-off date declared

    South Africa is switching off analogue TV — final date announced South Africa will finish its migration to digital terrestrial television and switch off its analogue TV signals on 31 March 2022. The switch-off will free critical wireless network capacity that mobile operators want to expand...
  20. Jan

    SABC's analogue terrestrial TV signal switched off in Northern Cape

    Second province in South Africa switches off analogue TV Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni oversaw the switch-off of the last analogue TV transmitter in the Northern Cape today. The successful migration from analogue to digital television means that Northern Cape (and Free State)...
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